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Over the last several weeks Canada has seen unprecedented changes to our economy, and for many people this has meant losing their jobs. This situation will not be easily fixed, and the aftermath of this will linger for the foreseeable future. There is more uncertainty than ever about many things, especially the job market.
Lighthouse wants to help.
Lighthouse Labs is responding with our COVID-19 Scholarship Fund of $500,000 for people whose jobs, or studies have been impacted by the recent COVID-19 crisis. These scholarships will help provide many people across the country with skills that can launch new careers, and get them back to work during these unsettling times.
These scholarships are open for both full time and part time courses, with $5,000 being offered for full time, and $750 being offered for part time. They will be offered for both of our bootcamps, and all three of our part time courses.
Accessibility is one of our main goals through everything we do, so we have made qualifying as simple as possible. For any scholarship you simply must apply to our program, and submit a small written statement on the impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on your working, or studying situation. We want to help teach you all you need to know to get back into work, in a new and more steady field.
Lighthouse has been helping people change careers for over 6 years now, and through this crisis we hope to offer a chance to many more people who need one right now. Empowering our students into new careers is what we do, and no matter who you are, if you are passionate about making a change we are excited to help.
As of March 2020, our programs are online to ensure the safety of our community and make our students more ready for the work from home culture that is growing in demand. Same great education & career services, also available online. Learn more about our Online live courses here.
Ready to apply for a scholarship? We're excited to learn more about you and how a scholarship could support your career development. Here are your next steps:
Scholarships are awarded 3 weeks before your cohort start date.
For more details about the application and selection process, check out the FAQs.
How are recipients selected?
Our scholarship committee assesses applications based on your submitted essay. If you’re applying for a full time program, you still need to meet program requirements in order to be accepted. We have created this scholarship for people who because of the Covid-19 crisis ;
*If you are receiving Employment Insurance (EI) you still qualify for this scholarship.
What is the deadline to apply for Scholarship?
The deadline for scholarship is one month prior to the start date of your Bootcamp.
In order to qualify, students must also have completed the criteria below by the deadline:
Qualified scholarship submissions will be reviewed by the scholarship committee.Applicants will be notified of whether they were scholarship recipients or 3 weeks prior to the start date of their Bootcamp.
*If you are unable to afford bootcamp after learning the results of the scholarship, we are happy to extend a full refund of your deposit and waive the normal administrative fee. We know these are difficult times for many, and realize that your ability to join the program may have been dependent on the scholarship.
How long is the scholarship available?
Scholarships will be available as long as we still have great candidates and unallocated money from our $500,000 commitment.
What is the essay question?
For this scholarship, we require one essay between 500 and 750 words.
Tell us about how your experience with COVID affects your life?
How do you think the skills you'll learn in this program will better prepare you for the job market ahead?
How much of the fees will the scholarship cover?
These scholarships are open for both full time bootcamp and part time courses, with up to $5,000 being offered for full time, and up to $750 being offered for part time.
What if I was planning on applying to the old scholarship?
Lighthouse still believes in the strength of diversity, and will always have a commitment to making sure we do our best to strive towards a more diverse world. However given the current situation, we felt that the need for all to be able to apply for support would give a greater good to anyone who has been hit by the COVID-19 crisis.